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Blogger’s Paradise

– By Steve Robins

The Solution Marketer’s Guide to WordCamp Boston

WordCamp Boston 2010

A great resource for anyone interested in WordPress, blogging or social publishing

This past weekend, I attended the inaugural WordCamp Boston at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA.  WordCamp was a great opportunity to dig deeper into the WordPress platform that powers The Solution Marketing Blog.  The conference offered a special bonus as well: ten years after the Cluetrain Manifesto was first published, two of the authors, Doc Searls and David Weinberger, participated in a discussion with the Boston Globe’s Scott Kirsner.  The conference had an interesting mix of attendees – both technical consultants/developers and business bloggers.  As is the case for most xCamps (ProductCamp, CloudCamp, etc), the atmosphere and program was informal, collegial and educational.

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Social Media and You – Presentation at ProductCamp Boston

ProductCamp Boston

The Impact of Social Media on Product Management and Product Marketing

Abstract, downloadable presentation PDF, session discussion notes, and many additional resources.

As a follow-up to the presentation at ProductCamp, following are a session abstract, presentation slides, and numerous additional resources.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to respond.  Even if you were unable to attend the event, this session should be of interest whether you’re in product management, product marketing or of course, solution marketing.

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Breaking Blogger’s Block

By: Steve Robins

Your solution marketing strategy should include “information,” the process of informing, educating and engaging with your customers, prospects, and key influencers.    In many cases, social media, such as blogs, will form a key component of the “Information” element.  But how do you get started?  What should you write on?  And how can you break “Blogger’s Block?”   Continue reading

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Which Content Should I Create?

Quick Post:

Content is a critical part of any solution marketing campaign. And content is your critical feed into the social media engine. The question is, which content makes sense when?

Check out the following post from Savvy B2B Marketing. You’ll see twenty different content formats and their uses – a great resource.

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Developing Your Social Media Strategy

Social Media Strategies for Solution Marketing,
Part II

By: Steve Robins

The solution message and corresponding social media strategy are critical elements of the Information component of solution marketing (SIVA: Solution – Information – Value – Access).  

In Part I of Social Media Strategies for Solution Marketing, Who Really “Owns” Your Message?, we discussed the need for a strategy to influence the influencers.  Now we’ll take a look at the key steps to develop a social media strategy as part of your broader solution marketing plan.   Continue reading

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